Summer Fun for All!

We offer a wide variety of summer programs in both music and theatre, for all ages. Please read more below for all the details and to register.

Mixed Age Move and Groove – ages 1-4

Mixed Age Move & Groove

Our Mixed Age class for ages 1-4 uses dance, song, & play to learn about music and even the piano, and we’re setting the ideal stage. Using the MusikGarten curriculum, we give each child and their adult partner the opportunity to happily sing, move, and learn beginner music concepts together in a caring learning environment. Books and songs will be shared with each child while they interact and play music with their classmates. In addition to teaching music, our classes focus on the development of fine and gross motor skills, positive social skills, and identification of letters, numbers, and colors.

Tuesdays 10:15 – 11:00am; July 7 – Aug 18 (7 weeks)

Wednesdays 10:15-11:00am; July 8 – Aug 19 (7 weeks)

Teacher: Kayla Cardin

Tuition: $115/seven-week session

Piano Prep Party – grades 1-3

Piano Prep Party

Grades 1-3

Have you been thinking about getting your child started with piano? This week-long, play-based summer program is the perfect way to dip a toe in the water and give them a head start before beginning piano lessons! At our Piano Prep Party, we’ll be learning music FUNdamentals through rhythm games, dancing, singing, playing piano, and more. Students will finish the week with knowledge of important concepts such as steady beat, high/low, dynamics, the musical alphabet, black key groups, and more.

Monday – Friday 9am – noon ; July 13 – 17

Teacher: Alaina Calloway Bolton

Tuition: $225

How to be a Pirate – grades 1-2

Grades 1-2 Mini Musical Theater

How to Be a Pirate

Shiver me timbers! This mini-musical introduces an ornery, yet sweet Captain and a reliable First Mate who transform landlubber students into pirates. Through story and song, the shipmates dress in pirate costume, raise the Jolly Roger flag, spy with telescopes, find buried treasure, and show thar pride in a raucous pirate party.

Dates/Time: July 13-17, 8:30am-12:30pm

Performance July 17th at 1:00PM

Teachers: Kayla Cardin, Juliana Kallio

Tuition: $250

Location: Great Hall at Apple Tree Arts

Music Explorers – grades 2-5

Grades 2-5

Music Explorers – play, sing, learn

At Music Explorers, your child will have a blast discovering the world of music through playing various instruments, singing, dancing, playing games, and more. By the end of the week, their creativity will be ignited, their interest sparked, and their love of the arts deeply rooted.

Monday – Friday, August 3-7

9am – noon

Teachers: Alaina Calloway Bolton

Tuition: $225

Aladdin, Jr – grades 3-7

Grades 3-7 Musical Theater

Aladdin, Jr.

The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for your young performers!

Session 1:
Dates/Times: July 6-17, 9:00am-2:00pm  (2 weeks)
Performance: July 17, 7:00pm

Session 2:
Dates/Times: July 20-31, 9:00am02:00pm (2 weeks)
Performance: July 31, 7:00pm

Teachers: Lisa Scarlett, Matt Mariner

Tuition: $525

Location: Grafton High School

Summer Camp – grades 3-7 NEW DATES!

Grades 3-7 Musical Theater

Summer Camp: A Musical Caper NEW DATES!

Welcome to Camp Runamok and the wackiest camp experience you could ever wish for! This musical covers the camp experience including the morning routine, bugs on parade, and corny camp skits. Songs include “Summer Camp”, “The Morning Routine”, “I Want It All”, “Bugs on Parade”, “It’s a Bear”, “Crazy Camp Capers”, and “Where I Belong”. 

Dates/Time:  July 27 – 31, 9:00 am-2:00 pm (1 week)

Performance: Saturday, August 1, 2:00pm

Teachers: Tahnee Fallis Baril, Juliana Kallio

Tuition: $275

Location: Great Hall at Apple Tree Arts 

Lights Camera Action! – grades 3-7

Grades 3-7

Lights, Camera & Action: Movie Musical Medley

Do you often watch your favorite movie musicals and sing and dance along? Have you ever imagined yourself starring in one of these musical numbers? Now’s your chance! Explore the world of music and movies! After watching portions of popular movie musicals, we will create our own version of musical numbers and scenes. The group will collaborate on staging, singing and choreography and create a collage of musical numbers and scenes to share with family and friends.

Dates/Time: Aug 10-14, 9:00-2:00 pm (1 week) 

Teacher:  Matt Mariner, Juliana Kallio 

Showcase: August 14, 1:30 pm 

Tuition: $275

Location: Great Hall at Apple Tree Arts  

From Bach to Bartok – grades 3-7

Grades 3-7 with some piano experience

From Bach to Bartok

Be a part of the freshman class of Summer PIP (Piano Immersion Program)! Join a community of pianists ages 8-13 for a week of composing your own music, immersing yourself in the masterworks of famous composers, playing fun music games, and brushing up your piano skills. Piano doesn’t have to be a solitary endeavor! Come connect through creativity and learn while you’re at it. (Open to students with 6 months or more of piano lessons. Students will be grouped by level in activities that require specific knowledge or skills.)

Monday – Friday, July 27 – 31

9:30am – 2:30pm

Performance: TBA

Teacher: Corbin Calloway Bolton

Tuition: $295

Triple Threat – grades 5-8

Grades 5-8

Triple Threat

Develop the singing, dancing, and acting skills needed for your Broadway dreams in our Triple Threat Camp in partnership with Beatz Dance Studio! Students will spend the morning in breakout sessions working on each major musical theatre skill set in small groups and come together for an afternoon all-camp workshop after lunch. We’ll end the week with a showcase incorporating dance, singing, and theatre.

Monday – Friday, July 20-24

9am-2:30pm

Teachers: Alaina Calloway Bolton, Matt Mariner, Lynsey Beatrice (from Beatz Dance Studio)

Tuition: $280

The Drowsy Chaperone – grades 8-12

Grades 8-12 Musical Theater

The Drowsy Chaperone (Title subject to licensing)

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Monday – Friday, August 3 – 14

8:30am – 2:00pm

Performance: Friday August 14, 7:00pm at Grafton High School

Teachers: Lisa Scarlett, Kayla Cardin

Tuition: $550

Out of the Shower Workshop – adults

Adults

Out of the Shower Workshop: A Vocal Technique Crash Course

Description: In this three hour group workshop, singers will learn the basics of healthy singing technique. Students will learn about anatomy of the respiratory and vocal tracts, efficient breathing techniques, balanced tone production, vocal registers, and vocal health.

This clinic is ideal for singers in theatre programs; community, school, or church choirs; bands of any style; or anyone who would simply like to improve their singing voice. Informational handouts will be provided and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and practice the skills learned.

Students will leave with a basic understanding of how the voice works, how to sing both beautifully and healthily, and resources for further study.

Wednesday August 12

7pm – 9pm

Teacher: Alaina Calloway Bolton

Tuition: $25

Music 101 Workshop – adults

Adults

Music 101 Workshop

Do you sing in a community chorus or church choir and have trouble following your part? Do you play an instrument recreationally, but can only play by ear? Do you wish you could pick up a piece of music and make some sense of it on your own?

This workshop will introduce attendees to basic music theory, which will help them to better understand, read, and sing musical notation. Topics to be covered include:

-Essential music theory for reading music on the staff
-Introduction to rhythm
-Introduction to sight reading and ear training

Sunday, July 12

2pm – 5pm

Teacher: Alaina Calloway Bolton

Tuition: $25

Private Instrumental and Voice Lessons – ages 7-adults

Ages 7 to adult

Private Instrumental and Voice Lessons

Call for scheduling, beginning in May